Who’s Who: Melissa!

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11-1-2010

Just a touch in the Oregonian about smaller, more personal service oriented gyms. We got mentioned and there is a picture from one of our classes in there!

A. Power Clean: work up to a 1RM. PR day!
B. Front Squat: 2 x 1, rest 3 min. Use 90% 1RM.
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Alternate with a partner:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps each of Jumping Deck Squats for time.
(eg: P1 does 10 reps, P2 does 10 reps, P1 does 9 reps, etc.)

Mobility:
“1-2 rounds:
Shoulder Bridge x 10 + 10 sec hold
Cobra stretch
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Seated Spinal Twist”

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How were you introduced to Crossfit?

My husband, Jason, would come home looking like he might pass out any second after an a.m. workout, and tell me how I should go to crossfit, and that he thought I would really love it.  I was happy working out where I was, and continued to look at him skeptically every time he would tell me about lifting really heavy objects and working out really hard for 10 min.  I was focusing on my yoga practice, and noticing that my strength, or lack thereof, was holding me back.  After about 6 months, my curiosity peaked, and we won a gift certificate from a school auction.  I did OnRamp, and was really excited to learn how to do lifts.   My very first actual class was an “Angie”  variation WOD, and I didn’t completely die, so I figured I would keep going.  I haven’t been to yoga in awhile!

Favorite WOD/lift:

I like wall ball WOD’s, and deadlifts.  After years of low back pain, it is so liberating to be able to lift something heavy with no pain.

I have always wanted to:

Make my own clothes, and grow my own food……I’m taking baby steps…….

One word people use to describe me:

warm……..

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Outside of the gym I like to:

Take my kiddos on mini adventures, have special “date nights” with my  hubby, camp; have crafty nights with girlfriends while drinking wine

Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me:

I am a military “kid” (some say “brat”).  I moved every few years until my parents both got out, and settled in Colorado.  Of course 4 years later I moved to Portland, and have been here ever since!  I am finally home!

Favorite physical activity outside of Crossfit:

Yoga

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Favorite place to eat in Portland:

Ciao Vito or Del Inti for date night….  Edgefield with the kiddos….  Helser’s or Petite Provence for breakfast/lunch,  and Pix anytime!

Song that gets me pumped up for a workout:

I like dance-y tunes….Gorillaz, Daft Punk, Outkast

Proudest accomplishment:

Definitely having a home birth with my son.  That was an amazing experience!
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11 Comments on “Who’s Who: Melissa!”

  1. POP goes the comment cherry.

    Love WOD’ing with you Melissa. Nice write-up.

  2. You’re awesome & nice person. “Rock you!!” You’re inspire. I love to work out with you at that gym sometimes.

  3. Awesome Melissa! I wish we saw more of you at the 6:30am class 🙂

    PC: 120# (PR)
    Metcon with Laura: 5’ish something…..

    J decided to visit the 6:30am crew…he was very quiet…

  4. Awesome numbers up there.

    I’m pretty sure today is going to be an “active” rest day – the Ido Portal workshop this weekend was brilliant, and very taxing for my weak little body. I can’t wait for the next one.

    In preparation for that, I am coming in this evening to the 499 time and am going to focus on wrist and shoulder work.

  5. PR day.. I could really a wish right now.

    Who is picking the music tonight?

    5:30p – looking forward.

  6. Hey thanks everyone- you are all so sweet:) Not sure why 6:30am suddenly started becoming too early?! I keep trying though!

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